Focus Topics

To provide care that is responsive to the specific needs of children with life-limiting illnesses and their families/carers, it is important to understand the social, personal and illness experiences that they face and how the principles of palliative care can be applied to support them.

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Overview:

TOPIC 3: Caring for children with life-limiting illnesses will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to provide care, across various healthcare settings, to children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Aims and Objectives:

After completing this focus topic, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the key principles associated with caring for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families/carers
  • Describe the process of assessment and management of children with a life-limiting illness and their families/carers through an interdisciplinary approach to care
  • Identify strategies to facilitate coordination of care for children with a life-limiting illness, their families/carers and their communities.